Kia dealership Flear and Thomson were among three UK Kia delerships who rose to the top when they received a prestigious Platinum Prestige Awards Down Under.
The Dunfermline-based operation joined the top 3% of Kia’s global dealer network alongside Stoke-based Ken Jervis Kia and Gravells Kia, of South Wales, when it was awarded Platinum Prestige at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia.
Verified through Kia’s Dealer Dashboard evaluation program, the award is achieved by providing excellent customer service and for outstanding performance.
Flear and Thomson director Scott Buchanan said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Platinum Prestige status. The award truly shows the quality and hard work of everyone at the dealership, and is something we’re all very proud of.”
SH Cho, president of Kia Australia and New Zealand, awarded Flear and Thomson Kia with the prestigious status at a global ceremony in Melbourne.
President and CEO of Kia Motors UK, Paul Philpott, then presented Flear and Thomson Kia with a Platinum Prestige ‘Silver Turtle Boat’ at the dealership.
The Turtle Ship award is named after a 16th century Korean warship, which was the world’s first armoured battleship.
Kia presents the award to dealerships as it symbolises ingenuity and resonates with Kia’s ‘distinctive’ and ‘reliable’ brand identity.